Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Things We Do Outside of the Office: Running the Charlottesville Ten Miler

This past Saturday, April 4, was one of Walker Richmond's favorite days of the year: the Charlottesville Ten Miler.

Walker has run the race for the past eight years, and he loves the spirit of community that it engenders. Each year the Charlottesville Track Club, which sponsors the race, chooses a local charity as the beneficiary of race proceeds.

This year's beneficiary was PACEM (you can find their website here), an interfaith collaboration of congregations and community partners who, since 2004, have helped Charlottesville's homeless find shelter at night, especially during the winter.

Walker had the following reflections on the 2009 race:
"It was a gorgeous spring morning -- clear blue sky overhead and perfect sunshine. I usually focus on the trees as I am running down Preston Avenue, but this year I was particularly struck by the beautiful green and white right at the beginning, on Alderman between U-Hall and the Track."